Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Science - 010601

Arts & Sciences
Geography & Planning

Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Science
Appalachian State University

The Department of Geography and Planning at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track nine-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2019. The requirements for the position are a Ph.D. in Geography or a closely related field. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements by August 15, 2019. Instructional duties will include lower level undergraduate, upper level undergraduate, and graduate courses in courses in remote sensing and GIS; the incumbent will also have the opportunity to develop and/or teach advanced courses in their specialty. Faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship as well as participate in service activities. The Department of Geography and Planning encourages integration of students in research endeavors.

The Department of Geography and Planning currently enrolls 100+ undergraduate majors and 25 Master’s degree students. Department resources include two GIScience labs, a shared visualization lab, and a full-time GIScience lab systems administrator.

As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors ( Located in Boone, NC, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the University has over 19,000 students and has been ranked 3rd by U.S. News and World Report among southern universities in the Top Public Regional Universities category. Appalachian State University emphasizes undergraduate instruction and the integration of students in research endeavors.

Review of complete applications will begin October 31, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a single pdf file to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Michael Mayfield, at The file must contain a (1) letter of application; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) graduate school transcripts (copies acceptable); (4) list of three references, including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers; (5) one-page statement of teaching philosophy; and (6) one-page research plan.  We invite all applicants for employment with Appalachian State University to complete our voluntary Affirmative Action data collection survey.  This brief survey can be accessed at

Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, students, and employees. The university does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

The university actively promotes diversity among students and employees. The university is committed to its affirmative action plans and seeks to deepen its applicant pools by attracting interest from a diverse group of qualified individuals.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. Michael Mayfield, or 828-262-8482.

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.